Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma

This nationally-recognised award in beauty therapy will enable you to become a fully operational therapist in a salon, without supervision.

  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

  • Pathway

    Beauty Therapy

You will learn in our purpose-built salon, which is fully equipped to industry standards.

The course covers the following areas:

  • body massage
  • Indian head massage
  • stone therapy massage with pre-blended oils
  • aromatherapy
  • G5 and audio sonic
  • anatomy and physiology.

You’ll also study professional employment development, health and safety, selling techniques and functional skills.

You’ll learn through:

  • discussions
  • expert demonstrations by experienced beauty practitioners
  • practical activities in our industry-standard facilities

Our salon facilities are open to the public and are run like a professional salon so you’ll have the opportunity to practice your skills on customers and gain work experience in the industry.

You’ll also develop your hairdressing skills during a work placement at a salon in the local area.

You will be assessed continually throughout the year.

This will include:

  • oral and written exams
  • practical assessments
  • written assignments
  • case studies
  • a portfolio of evidence and work.

A minimum of 85% attendance is required by the Examining Board and the college for successful completion of the qualification.

Five or more GCSEs at grades 4–9 (A*-C) including English and maths, or a Level 2 Award.

If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have other qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details.

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment.

All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

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Why Bracknell and Wokingham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education 

  • 60+

    years of teaching experience

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